With a background in endurance running and cycling, Joe came to yoga asana initially as a way to complement his training for ultra distance running events. Yoga quickly permeated other aspects of his life as he developed a daily practice, and he was also inspired to commence a regular practice of zazen (Zen meditation) as a result. Eventually Joe made the decision to devote his energies to the wider practice of Yoga, and his sporting pursuits came to an end.
He is a committed Ashtanga practitioner, drawn to the ritual and discpline, which combines several hatha yoga techniques into a single practice, with the ultimate aim of quietening the mind through its technique of joining together the breath, gaze and posture in a moving meditation.
Joe completed his initial teacher training with Nichi Green and Brian Cooper in Leeds in 2016, and is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals. He continues to practice under the guidance of his teacher, Joey Miles.